Important

Using Yeast to Convert Almond Hulls to Animal Feed

Yeast grown on almond hulls could be a new, sustainable route to produce high-protein animal feed from an agricultural waste product, according to research from UC Davis published Nov. 15 in PLOS One.

Raising animals for meat requires livestock feed that is high in protein, especially essential amino acids that animals need to grow. That makes feed the most expensive input in meat production.

Mills on Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher list for 6th year

Congratulations to FST's David Mills, who joins twelve other UC Davis researchers (and a total of 7,125) on the 2023 Clarivate Web of Science Group annual Highly Cited Researchers list.  This is Mills' sixth year that he has been on the list - quite an accomplishment!  The list identifies exceptional scientists and social scientists who have demonstrated significant influence by publishing multiple papers that rank in the top 1 percent by citations in a particular field and year, over

James Seiber, Environmental Chemist and Philanthropist, Dies at 82

Seiber spent more than two decades at UC Davis (was FST Chair from 2009-2011)

James “Jim” Seiber, a renowned environmental chemist whose work kickstarted research into the effects of air pollution and who spent decades at UC Davis dedicated to teaching, research and service, died earlier this month. He was 82.

Over the course of more than 25 years and during two different stints, Seiber mentored students, supported faculty, published hundreds of research papers, served as an associate dean and edited many scientific journals.

Nearly 70% of Private Label Avocado Oil Rancid or Mixed With Other Oils

Quick Summary
  • Of 36 private labeled avocado oils, 31% were pure and 36% of advertised quality
  • Extremely low-priced avocado oils were more likely to be adulterated
  • Professional buyers can use common markers to choose authentic products for consumers

Avocado oil has become a popular choice for many people in recent years because of its heart-healthy benefits and versatility in cooking. However, not all avocado oil products on store shelves are created equal. Some products are labeled as “pure” avocado oil when they contain other oils or additives.

NCIFT 1st place win in student poster competition for undergrad Yongju Cho

FST 2nd year undergraduate student Yongju Cho (Selina Wang lab) won first place for the student poster competition hosted by the Northern California section of the Institute of Food Technologists, or NCIFT! Her poster title was “A case study using California olive pomace for potential valorization strategy of olive oil industry by-products by the application in avocado oil-based cosmetics”. The honor was given April 25th at their annual Suppliers' Night event, which includes an educational symposium and a suppliers' expo.